Screen Start is a new employability initiative that will support 20 people from under-represented communities to gain access to, and employment in, the screen sector. Selected participants will undertake a 6-month programme of bespoke training, industry mentoring and work placements.

Who is Screen Start for?

Screen Start is open for people over the age of 16 who are interested in working in the screen sector and:

  • Have an SIMD-1/20 postcode – check your postcode here
  •  Are care experienced or estranged
  •  Are from Black, Asian & ethnic communities
  •  Are deaf or disabled
  •  Are from the LGTBQIA+ community

When is it?  

  •  Registration is open now
  •  Workshops and information days will take place throughout July 2022
  •  Fully informed applications to be submitted by mid August 2022
  •  Screen Start placements confirmed by mid September 2022

What happens on the programme?

  • We will co-design bespoke development pathways for each participant 
  • Each participant will receive mentoring from an industry professional
  • Development of screen specific employability skills
  • Training to equip participants with essential freelancer skills
  • Work placements with industry partners
  • Development of a wellbeing toolkit

How to Apply

  •  Check if you are eligible to apply and complete a registration form via the registration button on this page

GMAC Film want to hear from schools, colleges, and communities who are interested in finding out about the numerous positions available in the screen industries. We aim to educate, inform and inspire people to apply to the Screen Start programme as well as demystify the terminology seen on the end credits of any film or television programme. We hope to reach pupils and students about the people employed in the industry from design, make-up, costume, construction and craft trades as well as numerous other creative, IT and technical roles.

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Register now!

  • Registration is open
  •  Workshops and information days will take place throughout July 2022
  • Having attended the above information days, applications are to be submitted by mid August 2022
  • Screen Start placements confirmed by mid September 2022
Registration Form